Top wedding songs for walking down the aisle

It’s fair to say that planning a wedding is no easy feat. You have months or even years of preparation to deal with for one single day of love, happiness, and a teeny-weeny bit of stress (okay, a lot of stress). Yet, when it comes down to it, all you really care about is walking down that aisle with your brand new dress, your fresh new ‘do and tears running down your face, as you wander ever closer to your new husband or wife and your new life as a married couple. Isn’t that just so darn adorable? To make this moment even more perfect, you need to pick a song for walking down the aisle that will sum your everlasting love in a few minutes. But what are the top wedding songs for walking down the aisle?

A song with meaning

The hardest thing about choosing the song you will walk down the aisle to is that there are A LOT of songs out there in the world – and when we say a lot, we really do mean a lot! Because of this, it can often be difficult to separate out the good’uns from the bad’uns without dedicating a whole week to sitting on your laptop and listening to a whole host of music. Yet, the best way to truly choose the perfect walking-down-the-aisle song for you is to find a song that has meaning to both you and your partner. Perhaps it was the song playing in the bar when you first met, perhaps it was the song in the background when you had your first kiss, or it might have just been from a movie that made you both bawl over with tears and realise that you were made for each other.

You need to know that the song is perfect for both of you – which means that a discussion is in order! If you really can’t find a song that fits the bill, there are songs that just mesh well with weddings, no matter whether you’re a traditional couple, a classical couples, or a modern couple. Here are just a few examples of the most popular wedding songs for walking down the aisle based on your couple style, complete with Spotify playlist so you can give them all a listen.

The classical couple

Classical music is definitely one of the most popular wedding music choices. If you’re one of the couples that can’t get enough of lazing on a Sunday morning, reading your books on your chaise lounge and listening to ‘Clair de Lune’ (one of the top wedding songs of all time) in the background – these classical wedding songs for walking down the aisle could be for you:

  • Clair de Lune – Debussy
  • Trumpet Voluntary – Jeremiah Clarke
  • Water Music Suite: Air – Handel
  • Appalachia Waltz – Edgar Meyer and Yo-Yo-Ma

The traditional couple

If you’re more of a traditional couple and love to stick with the times, there are more traditional wedding songs to walk down the aisle to. They will make you, and your guests weep from the amount of the love in the room, and bob their heads because the song just reminds them of all things good in the world!

    • At Last – Etta James
    • Songbird – Eva Cassidy
    • From This Moment On – Shania Twain and Bryan White
    • Kissing You – Des’ree

The modern couple

However, classical or traditional music might not be your thing. If you’re a cool and hip Millennial couple, you may want to fill your wedding ceremony with music of a younger generation that will showcase your epic taste in music, as well as your connection to the songs. These are just a few modern songs to walk down the aisle to, that could be used as instrumentals if you wanted something a bit softer.

  • Thinking Out Loud – Ed Sheeran
  • Hallelujah – Jeff Buckley (bear in mind that if you’re having a church wedding, you may have to opt for the instrumental version of this)
  • Heartbeats – Jose Gonzalez
  • Skinny Love – Bon Iver

Choosing your song to walk down the aisle to is a pretty tough decision, but if you are struggling you’ve just go to think… ‘What does this song mean to me and my relationship?’ and you will soon find the answer! Trust us.

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